Immortalized for his exceptional talent and link to other center-field greats in New York, Dodgers' legend Duke Snider died on Sunday at age 84.
Snider died at the Valle Vista Convalescent Hospital in Escondido, California, of natural causes, according to his family.
The eight-time All-Star hit .295 with 407 career home runs, played in the World Series six times and won two titles.
However, it was Snider's relationship with the borough of Brooklyn, and the popular ballpark song, Talkin' Baseball that made his baseball career so indelible. In New York, the Yankees had Mickey Mantle, the Giants had Willie Mays, and the Dodgers had Snider -- a star-studded center-field trio in one city.
Snider was a part of Dem Bums in Brooklyn, and No. 4 played a major role at Ebbets Field with other stars: Roy Campanella, Gil Hodges, and Pee Wee Reese in the famous 1955 championship season.
In that season, Snider hit .309 with 42 home runs and 136 RBI, and finished second in Most Valuable Player voting.
Snider was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1980 on his 11th try.